Losing the Rat Race, Winning at Life

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In the rush to meet the challenges and pressures of life, we don't always allow ourselves the time to contemplate the meaning of our realities. Why are we here? What do we hope to accomplish with our lives? Where are we headed? What is genuinely important? We live in an exciting, fast-paced world that can provide us with many good things. On some level, however, we find ourselves feeling stuck in a rat race that lacks ultimate meaning. This book sheds light on the obstacles of the rat race, stimulates thought ...

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In the rush to meet the challenges and pressures of life, we don't always allow ourselves the time to contemplate the meaning of our realities. Why are we here? What do we hope to accomplish with our lives? Where are we headed? What is genuinely important? We live in an exciting, fast-paced world that can provide us with many good things. On some level, however, we find ourselves feeling stuck in a rat race that lacks ultimate meaning. This book sheds light on the obstacles of the rat race, stimulates thought about the direction of our lives, and helps us draw on our strengths to get beyond the mundane.

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"In a somewhat rambling fashion, Rabbi Angel reminds us that we are placed on Earth to attain the transcendent treasures of wisdom, love, spiritual insight, and moral courage. By directing our lives according to these ideals, he says, it's easy to leave the self-centeredness and consumerism of the rat race in the dust." —Robin Levinson, Jewish Book World

"An exemplar of contemporary Orthodox Judaism at its best. . . . In this modern morality tract, the learned, humane, gentle Rabbi Marc Angel is brutally frank and generously gentle. In this volume, the poles of justice and mercy are fused in beauty, the beauty of holiness."  —Rabbi Alan J. Yuter, National Jewish Post and Opinion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789657108659
  • Publisher: Urim Publications
  • Publication date: 5/15/2005
  • Pages: 159
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc D. Angel is Rabbi emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel, the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York City. He is a former president of the Rabbinical Council of America and has won a National Jewish Book Award in Jewish Thought. He lectures throughout the United States and is the author or editor of 25 books, including Rabbi Haim David Halevy and The Search Committee, and numerous articles on religion and faith. He lives in New York.

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